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Jul
9
Tue
James Monroe Exhibit
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm
James Monroe Exhibit @ Gateway Gallery in the North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

This traveling exhibit commemorates the bicentennial of President Monroe’s southern tour, highlighting his visits from Virginia south to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama, and west to Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Modern-day presidents are readily recognizable by almost every American.  This was not true two hundred years ago.  Monroe’s predecessors rarely traveled, and there was, of course, no mass media continually broadcasting the president’s image or the sound of his voice.  Monroe’s 1819 tour was a follow-up to his highly successful northern tour in 1817.  Americans came out by the thousands, thrilled by the opportunity to see the president, and newspapers across the country gave day-by-day accounts of his progress.  Political differences were forgotten as Americans of both parties joined together in a grand celebration of the presidency, marked by parades, speeches, dinners, balls, receptions, and concerts.

Jul
16
Tue
Jonkonnu Workshops
Jul 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Jonkonnu Workshops @ Waystation Auditorium | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

To prepare for Candlelight, Jonkonnu Workshops are held for both children and adults every Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. from June 25 to August 6, 2019. At the workshops, participants will learn the dances, songs, and other skills associated with Jonkonnu.

Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Behind the Scenes: Museum Technology @ North Carolina History Center | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Rob Jones, Tryon Palace Multi-Media Coordinator, will take visitors on a tour inside the technology that operates the interactive exhibits inside the North Carolina History Center. Get an in-depth look into making history come alive and learn how Tryon Palace combines modern technology with meeting educational goals inside the Pepsi Family Center and Regional History Museum.

Space is limited on each tour and flash photography is prohibited. Tours may involve walking and climbing stairs.

Casey’s Laugh and Learn: The Insane Science of Fairyland
Jul 16 @ 6:30 pm
Casey's Laugh and Learn: The Insane Science of Fairyland @ New Bern-Craven County Public Library | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Learn about flight science, air pressure, and lift in a way you never have before during this engaging mix of science and storytelling.

Free! This event is open to children of all ages. To register for this event or for more information, call the Youth Services Department 252-638-7815 or email youthprograms@nbccpl.org

Poetry & Literature Open Mic
Jul 16 @ 7:00 pm
Poetry & Literature Open Mic @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Folks Journal and City Stage New Bern are pleased to announce their 2019 events partnership in bringing New Bern an evening of Literature & Poetry every 3rd Tuesday from 7pm-9pm. Local poet and co-founder of FOLKS Journal Meg Wethington / Meg Wethington, Poet will be your host for the evening. Authors of all genres will be given 10 minutes to read on stage using a microphone from their works. Sign up begins at 6:30. Published authors will have the opportunity to have their books available for sale- authors, please bring your books and materials you will need to be responsible for the purchase/selling of any of your books. A table will be provided for display at the front of the stage where purchases can be made. The City Stage serves as the host venue for this free FOLKS Journal event. Local food and libations are readily served at the City Stage, lending itself to a particularly special evening with the written arts in downtown New Bern.  For questions, please contact (252)617-0939.

Team Feud Trivia Night
Jul 16 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Team Feud Trivia Night @ Blackbeard's Triple Play | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Try your luck in a fun new twist to trivia! Team Trivia – Eastern NC and Blackbeard’s Triple Play present to you….Family Feud! Build your team and head on downtown to try your hand.

Jul
17
Wed
Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Big Jim Kohler and Friends Live @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Big Jim Kohler and Friends!

With a unique style all his own, Jim Kohler is one of the last true blues players. Having played for over 20 years with blues legends, Jim has created a killer sound that everyone will enjoy!
7:00pm – 9:00pm There is No Cover Charge
City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

Trivia Night
Jul 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Trivia Night @ The Brown Pelican | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Show off your knowledge in a number of categories. Bring a team or take on everyone by yourself. Fun and prizes from 7-8:30 pm.

Jul
18
Thu
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty’s
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Live Music Thursdays at Captain Ratty's @ Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Each Thursday, from 6 to 9 pm, enjoy live music at Captain Ratty’s Seafood & Steakhouse in historic Downtown New Bern. The music changes each week so be sure to check out the website for more details https://captainrattys.com/

30 Second Rocks!
Jul 18 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
30 Second Rocks! @ BrUtopia | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Think you know music?
Come prove it with our take on a traditional game! We play 30 seconds of a song, you mark the song title off on your game sheet! First three rounds, the first person to come up with a winning sheet wins a prize from the venue
1st round: A sampler flight of BrÜtopia beer.
2nd round: A Pint Glass and a BrÜtopia beer.
3rd round: A BrÜtopia beer.
For the final round, the jackpot is a blackout game, and is worth $100-$250!!

So what are you waiting for? Bring your friends and come dance, sing, and rock out to 30 Second Rocks!!

African American Lecture Series: “The Chicago Defender”
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
African American Lecture Series: “The Chicago Defender" @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

The Chicago Defender has long served as one of the most recognized voices of African Americans. When mainstream newspapers did not cover the Black Experience, The Chicago Defender was there! Founded by Robert S. Abbott on May 5, 1905, The Chicago Defender hired their first full-time paid employee, J. Hockley Smiley in 1910. With Smiley’s help, the Defender attracted national audiences and addressed issues of national scope.  The Defender had more freedom to denounce issues outright, and its editorial position was very militant, attacking racial inequities head on. Sensationalistic headlines, graphic images, and red ink were utilized to capture the reader’s attention and convey the horrors of lynching, rapes assaults, and other atrocities affecting African Americans.

Presenters: Actor/Historian/News reporter Thomasi McDonald will demonstrate how The Chicago Defender became “A Beacon of Hope” for decades of African Americans fleeing the south.

Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Evening Serenade with Alisa Mike @ City Stage | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Popular local singer Alisa Mike serenades us with jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, as well as other classics through the years and ones in the making. Her dynamic vocal range, artistic phrasing and interaction with the audience make for a delightful evening!

7:00 PM Showtime – There is No Cover Charge – Artist Donations Encouraged

Table reservations are recommended.

City Stage is a Private Club. There is a $1.00 Annual Membership Fee.

Live at Persimmons!
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Live at Persimmons! @ Persimmons Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States
Live music is back on the deck at Persimmons! One of our favorite restaurants is back and better than ever. Come out and show your support for this New Bern treasure and enjoy a delicious dinner on their beautiful deck on the Neuse River. No cover charge!
Karaoke with Diane Dees
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Karaoke with Diane Dees @ Blackbeard's Triple Play Restaurant | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

It’s karaoke night from 8-11pm! The garage doors will be open, flags will be flying, and tunes will be flowing! Come show us what you’ve got!

Open Mic Night
Jul 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jul
19
Fri
The Fifes and Drums of York Town Performance
Jul 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
The Fifes and Drums of York Town Performance @ Tryon Palace | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

On Friday, July 19, The Fifes and Drums of York Town will be performing on the Tryon Palace grounds. At 11:30 a.m., The Fifes and Drums of York Town will begin their march down the Grand Allée to the Tryon Palace South Lawn for their performance.

The Fifes and Drums of York Town was formed for the American Bicentennial Celebration in 1976. Today they continue their mission to recruit youth between the age of 10 and 18 and train them in the rudiments and drill of 18th Century field music.

A typical performance season consists of approximately 80 shows, many of which are conducted for the National Park Service and York County, as well as various historic venues along our Eastern seaboard including Mount Vernon, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Valley Forge Pennsylvania, West Point, New York, and Boston, Massachusetts.

Our members dress in period uniforms. The goal of all members is to promote into the Senior Corps and wear the red regimental uniform reminiscent of the uniform worn by 18th century musicians who served in the Continental Army in Yorktown, Virginia…where Freedom was Won!

Learn more about The Fifes and Drums of York Town HERE!

Location:
Tryon Palace South Lawn

Event Price

Included with your purchase of a One-Day, Gardens, or Galleries Pass.
Contact Email:
info@tryonpalace.org
Patio Party feat. Mother Earth
Jul 19 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Patio Party feat. Mother Earth @ Pollock Street Pub - A Wiener Haus | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

Come hang out at the Patio Party. Enjoy cold beer, great dogs, and games. We have cornhole, yard jenga, and beer pong. MOTHER EARTH BREWERY will be here with some great beer $5 pints and with every Mother Earth beer purchase receive a raffle ticket for some awesome Mother Earth swag.

Footloose On The Neuse – Summer Concert Series
Jul 19 @ 6:30 pm
Footloose On The Neuse - Summer Concert Series @ Union Point Park | New Bern | North Carolina | United States

New Bern Parks and Recreation presents the Trent Cadillac GMC “Footloose on the Neuse” Summer Concert Series featuring:

Friday, June 14th- The Back Beat

Friday, June 28th- Martin Davis Band featuring Jackie Gore

Friday, July 19th- River Mist Band

Friday, August 16th- Lewis and Clark

Friday, August 30th- Adam Pitts

Friday, September 13th- Joe Brown Band

All Concerts begin at 6:30Pm in Union Point Park!

Admission is FREE! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. Pets must be on a leash. Sorry, no coolers!

For additional information, contact New Bern Parks and Recreation at 252-639-2901.

Brian Burke/aka Back Pocket Buddha
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


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